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  • NTSB report finds little chemical contamination from Rosedale derailment

     NTSB report finds little chemical contamination from Rosedale derailment
    The only signs investigators found of the chemical-laden railroad hopper car that exploded after it derailed last year in Rosedale were twisted and deformed pieces of its aluminum shell that shot out like shrapnel, landing as far as 370 feet away. "Of...
  • Demand may determine if pipeline gets green light

    Demand may determine if pipeline gets green light
    On March 28 there was a knock on the door of Malinda Clatterbuck's rural Lancaster County home. Standing on her front stoop was a pipeline company contractor who calmly told her he needed to walk her wooded 8-acre property to survey it for what she...
  • Water districts scramble to find own sources

    Water districts scramble to find own sources
    Reduced dependence on imported water is the goal of local districts, which must continue to supply customers in a parched state. South Coast Water District, which serves South Laguna, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente, made a move...
  • Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids
    One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA. The other was touted as an eco-friendly chemical that would neither escape from household furniture nor...
  • Uber hires Obama strategist David Plouffe for political campaign against cabs, regulations

    SAN FRANCISCO In Uber's latest and perhaps boldest maneuver to counter opposition to its car service app, the startup has tapped David Plouffe, former campaign manager and White House adviser to President Barack Obama, to lead its marketing and policy...
  • Work planned to quell underground fire near Pittsburgh airport

    PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Work will begin next month to extinguish a 10-acre (four-hectare) coal fire that has been burning near Pittsburgh International Airport for years, potentially threatening radar, visibility and a major underground gas pipeline, state...
  • Promise of a 'clean coal' future far from reality

    MEREDOSIA, Ill. In 2003, President George W. Bush unveiled plans for the world's first zero-emissions coal plant, a project that would serve as a global showcase of America's ability to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels. This FutureGen plant...
  • Scientists warn Florida governor of threat from climate change

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tuesday that a steadily rising ocean was a major threat to the state's future, urging it to become a leader in developing solar energy and other...
  • U.S. EPA makes strides in air toxics but work remains in cities: report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has made progress in reducing dangerous air pollution since 1990 but work remains to reduce risks for the country's most overburdened urban areas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's top official said on...
  • Time running out for California water bill

    WASHINGTON Secret negotiations over a California water bill are nearing a make-or-break moment, after a long, dry summer that has tested some political alliances. The state's Democratic senators are struggling to balance sympathy for Central Valley...
  • China's air pollution worsens in July, highest in north

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Air pollution across 74 major Chinese cities worsened in July compared to last year, according to government data released on Tuesday, showing that the government is having trouble shaking its smog problem. The 74 cities struggled...